Red Lemonade 2.0

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Served on the rocks, this sweet-tart, patio-friendly cocktail is the Cosmopolitan's cooler, younger sibling. Created by the folks at Bua, a no-frills but friendly cocktail bar on New York’s quirky St. Mark’s Place, it gets its name from a signature Irish drink called red lemonade, essentially a red-hued lemon soda. While the original red lemonade gets its color from artificial additives, this upgraded version is colored by pomegranate juice and spiked with either vodka or gin.

Red Lemonade 2.0



  • 2 oz vodka or gin
  • .75 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • bar spoon pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  • Lemon Twist


Step one

Combine all ingredients save for the garnishes in a shaker with ice and shake well.

Step two

Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish.

Contributed by Bua Bar